DENTAL CROWNS IN PUNE
Dental crowns can be made of either metal or ceramic or combination of both. Different crowns can be used in various situations according to the need of patient, esthetic demand and the structural requirements of a particular tooth. At Bridgeway Dental, we have been giving all types of dental crowns according to the situation and the demand of the patient. We have successfully delivered all types of crowns from last 6 years while maintaining 100 % success rate in both functional use and structural integrity of the crowns.
TYPES OF CROWNS
Metallic crowns are made up of biocompatible metals such as nickel, cobalt , chromium etc. They are well adapted by the gums and adjacent tissues .
- Less tooth structure needs to be removed
- no chipping off of crown material
- very economical
- long lasting
- Metallic looks makes it very unaesthetic
- Cannot be used for front teeth
Our Opinion: After delivering thousands of metallic crowns we can say that metal crowns are very economical options for the posterior teeth which are not visible and it delivers satisfactory function over the long period of time.
METAL CERAMIC CROWNS
BASIC METAL CERAMIC CROWN
These crowns are made up of two layers, the inner layer is made up of alloy metals and the top layer is made up of the ceramic. These are most used crowns in India.
- Very economical
- Long lasting
- Mimics tooth color
- Easily available at all locations
- Most preferred in posterior teeth
- Ceramic layer can chip off
- Color reproduction is not perfect
- Metal can show leakage
- Gums can get discolored near crown margins
- Hand made
CAD-CAM METAL CERAMIC CROWN
These type of crowns are fabricated by CAD- CAM process, which involves scanning of the dental models and fabrication of the metal layer beneath.
- Precise fitting
- Accurate measurements
- No chance of human errors
- More time is required to fabricate
OUR OPINION: Dr.vaid and Dr. Shima have delivered thousands of CAD-CAM crowns. We feel these caps are better in fitting than hand made metal ceramic crowns but visually no difference can be felt between the different types. But obviously computer made caps come with warranty, better fitting and long lasting results.
Ceramic crowns have revolutionized the dentistry in many ways. They have transformed the cosmetic dentistry with more predictable and esthetically superior outcomes. Ceramic crowns are entirely made up of tooth colored materials such as zirconia or lithium disilicate. There are many types of ceramic crowns.
MONOLITHIC CERAMIC CROWNS
The monolithic zirconia crowns are made entirely by the CAD- CAM process. These are made by cutting the full contour crown from a single ceramic block. They are are capable to withstand high forces up to 1400 Mpa. Therefore , they are ideal for the restoration of the molar teeth
- High resistance to fracture
- High strength
- Biocompatible with surrounding tissues
- Highly durable
- No risk of ceramic chipping off
- Less reduction of tooth structure while preparation
- High strength in thin layers
- Color reproduction is not entirely perfect but optimum
- Cannot be used for the restoration of front teeth
LAYERED CERAMIC CROWNS
These are also known as zirconia crowns. These crowns are made of the two layers. The first layer is made by CAD-CAM process by the computer and then the top layer is fabricated by layering the ceramic on the first layer. These crowns mimic the natural teeth because of the good optical properties. Zirconia crowns can be used to restore the front teeth as well as posterior teeth. The color reproduction is good and they are quite economical.
- Good color reproduction
- Mimics natural teeth
- Biocompatible with the gums
- Strength is satisfactory but not great
- Layered ceramic can chip off
- Optical properties may not be perfect as compared to other superior crowns
E-MAX CERAMIC CROWNS
The E-max crowns are made up of lithium disilicate , they produce superior esthetic results because of higher translucency than the zirconia crowns. Besides having natural color , they also have better strength than zirconia crowns. Therefore, they are preferred to restore the front teeth.
- Highly translucent
- Excellent color reproduction
- High strength
- Expensive than zirconia crowns
Our opinion: Having delivered numerous full ceramic crowns in the Kharadi, Pune, I can say that Monolithic crowns are excellent choice for the posterior teeth, while as zirconia crown is economical alternative for the front teeth and E-max crowns are the best choice for the front teeth.